Wright-Pierce, an employee-owned, multidisciplinary environmental engineering firm, has been recognized again this year by Engineering News Record (ENR) as one of the “Top 200” Environmental Firms in the country. ENR, a renowned trade publication of the AEC (architecture, engineering and construction) industry, compiles and publishes annual rankings of engineering and construction firms in the US, measured by gross revenues. In June, ENR also cited Wright-Pierce as a “Top 500” Design Firm. Wright-Pierce has been ranked in the Top 500 and the Top 200 for eight consecutive years.

Wright-Pierce, founded in 1947, continues to rank among the top firms in the country during a decade that has seen significant mergers and acquisitions among companies in the AEC industry.

John Braccio, Wright-Pierce President and CEO remarks, “Our mission, as an employee-owned company, is to grow strategically with client service and technical excellence as our primary commitments. This growth plan and a workplace culture that understands the benefit of collaborative, multidisciplinary teamwork drawing from a sustained, broad technical knowledge base of a core of engineers who have been with us for decades, has attracted talented individuals who know how to deliver innovative infrastructure solutions in a cost-effective way.” 

This has been a successful strategy for Wright-Pierce. Three of the company’s eight offices relocated to larger, more efficient office spaces over the past year to accommodate the Firm’s growth. Their newest office in Florida has grown significantly, initiating contracts with multiple utilities and municipalities for water resources related projects in the Central and Northeast parts of the state.

The Firm also continues to earn award recognitions, including two ACEC Engineering Excellence Awards. The Mattabassett WWTF Upgrade Project in Cromwell, CT was recognized for engineering excellence by ACEC for contributing to the multi-state effort to improve the water quality of Long Island Sound. Improvements that decreased energy consumption and increased capacity at the Manchester, NH wastewater treatment facilities earned an ACEC Gold Award. The Firm was also recognized by Healthiest Employer, LLC for promoting a culture of wellness through the company-wide program, The Wright Way to Wellness, which provides incentives and rewards to all employees for healthy life choices.